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The Five-and-Twenty Tales of the Genie - Sivadasa, Chandra Rajan
The Five-and-Twenty Tales of the Genie
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One of the most important works of Indian narrative fiction, passed down orally through the centuries and first recorded in medieval times, The Five-and-Twenty Tales of the Genie has at its center the half-mythical, heroic, and sagacious emperor Vikramaditya, widely regarded as India's greatest... show more
One of the most important works of Indian narrative fiction, passed down orally through the centuries and first recorded in medieval times, The Five-and-Twenty Tales of the Genie has at its center the half-mythical, heroic, and sagacious emperor Vikramaditya, widely regarded as India's greatest monarch. Begging a vetala—a genie who inhabits the body of a corpse—for help against a mighty necromancer, the emperor is told twenty-five tales, each of which culminates in a riddle. Only once he solves each riddle can he win the genie's help in destroying his powerful enemy.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140455199 (0140455191)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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